New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)



- By Joseph Tucci

As the clock ticks closer to Halloween, ghouls and zombies around Connecticu­t (or at least people who dress up as them) are already starting to rise up from their summer graves in order to drag Nutmeggers through some frightful seasonal attraction­s.

Here are 15 Halloween attraction­s in Connecticu­t.

Fright Haven Haunted Attraction

Fright Haven in Stratford features three attraction­s guests can claw their way through, including a haunted house, an asylum and a wasteland. The location claims to be the state’s largest indoor haunted house, covering 20,000 square feet, according to its website.

Fright Haven opens its doors on Sept. 10 and is open every following Friday and Saturday in September and October, as well as Sundays starting Oct. 16.

Tickets for admission start at $25.

The Forsaken Lands

The Forsaken Lands in Goshen takes guests through farmlands filled with monsters looking to claim their next victim.

The attraction is open from Sept. 30 through Nov. 5.

Admission begins at $25, according to its website.

Terror At Quassy

The Terror At Quassy in Middlebury drags guests through a haunted carnival, overrun by ghouls and scary clowns.

The season begins Oct. 7 and runs for four weekends, according to its Facebook page.

Tickets will be on sale for $30, the Terror At Quassy told Hearst Connecticu­t Media.

Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction

Lyman Orchards in Middlefiel­d will be transforme­d into an interactiv­e horror show that features chainsaw-wielding ghouls, demented clowns and torture chambers. This year will have four new “nightmares” to scare guests, its website says.

It opens on Sept. 30 and closes on Nov. 6.

Tickets start at $25.

A Haunting at Mill Hill

The Norwalk Historical Society will be taking adventurer­s on a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill Cemetery, where they will hear horrifying tails of murder and insanity from Norwalk’s past.

The event will run Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Ticket prices have not been decided yet, the Norwalk Historical Society told Hearst Connecticu­t Media.

Trail of Terror 2022

This Wallingfor­d attraction guides guests on a trail filled with zombified doctors, clowns and gnomes.

The trail opens Oct. 1 and closes Oct. 30.

Tickets begin at $25.


Curioporiu­m in Hartford offers a slew of Halloween-themed events, from guided tours with the grim reaper, to investigat­ing the paranormal and meeting Jack the Ripper.

The festivitie­s began on Aug. 11 with a tour with the grim reaper and end on Oct. 29 with a “Netherworl­d Experience” event.

Ticket prices vary depending on the event, starting at $10, according to its website.

Nightmare Acres

The Nightmare Acres in South Windsor take “victims” through an outdoor haunted attraction filled with jack-o’-lanterns, werewolves, club-wielding minotaurs and corpses.

The event opens its gates starting Sept. 30 and closes them Nov. 5

Tickets start at $30 for general admission, according to its website.

Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm

This Shelton attraction has a haunted funhouse, a farm filled with vampires, a mortician’s manor, several spooky trails and a hayride for guests to get their Halloween thrills.

The farm opens the attraction on Sept. 24 and closes it Nov. 5.

Tickets begin at $25, according to its website.

Rails to the Darkside

The Connecticu­t Trolley Museum takes guests along Newberry Road in East Windsor and the trolley museum’s Newberry Siding, near where headstones were found, according to its website. During the ride, passengers will be greeted by ghouls and ghosts.

The rides have dates ranging from Sept. 9 to Oct. 29.

A trip costs $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Phantom Fall Fest

The Phantom Fall Fest at Lake Compounce in Southingto­n includes a haunted house and more Halloween-themed experience­s the amusement park will announce shortly, according to its website.

The events will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30.

Single-day prices for the events will be announced soon, according to the event’s website.

Nightmare on Main

The Connecticu­t Eastern Railroad Museum will be taking guests on a guided tour in Willimanti­c with the theme “Ghost Town — Shadows of the Past,” which examines why abandoned towns fell into ruin, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 23.

Tickets cost $15 per person.

Pumpkin Passage at The Dinosaur Place

The Dinosaur Place in Montville will be adding pumpkins, mythical creatures and an inflatable corn maze for a family-friendly way to celebrate Halloween.

The celebratio­n will be hosted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during October.

Tickets start at $25, according to

Haunting at The Ridge

This brand-new spooky attraction in Middlefiel­d invites guests to explore a mountain filled with creatures who “may never want you to leave,” according to its website.

The creatures will prowl the mountain starting Sept. 30, however, a full calendar for the attraction has not yet been announced.

Tickets will be sold for $29.95, Haunting at The Ridge told Hearst Connecticu­t Media.

Haunt On Eden

This creepy Plantsvill­e attraction is loaded with famous scary faces like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.

The haunting takes place from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5, according to its website.

Single tickets are on sale starting at $20.

 ?? Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticu­t Media ?? Kaitlyn Cleary plays an accident victim as guests tour the Mill Hill Graveyard during A Haunting At Mill Hill on Oct. 18, 2019, at the Mill Hill Historic Complex in Norwalk.
Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticu­t Media Kaitlyn Cleary plays an accident victim as guests tour the Mill Hill Graveyard during A Haunting At Mill Hill on Oct. 18, 2019, at the Mill Hill Historic Complex in Norwalk.

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